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02 Nov 2018 description
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October 31, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Refugee Commission said Chad is currently hosting over 300,000 Sudanese refugees pointing out that 50% of them have expressed their desire to return to the country voluntarily.

On Tuesday, the State Minister of Interior Musa Madibu visited the Refugee Commission to learn about the efforts it exerts on various issues including voluntary return, human trafficking and mixed migration.

10 Sep 2018 description
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September 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to seek to implement the border agreement signed between Sudan, Libya and Chad.

More than 60 people have been killed and 159 injured in renewed fighting among militias in Tripoli last month. On 4 September, UN mission brokered a ceasefire between the major parties to the conflict.

12 Jun 2018 description
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June 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The humanitarian commission in Darfur said a third batch of Sudanese refugees has arrived in Tina locality in North Darfur State from Chad.

In press statements on Sunday, the deputy commissioner of refugees in Darfur Mugeeb Ulrahman Mohamed Yacoub said 62 families including 187 refugees have arrived in Tina.

He pointed out that two families lagged behind due to health reasons, saying the returnees have been transferred to their original villages in Kutum, Kernoi, Kabkabiya and El-Fasher localities.

03 Jun 2018 description
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June 2, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Foreign Ministry in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said a quadripartite agreement to control and monitor borders among Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger has been signed in Ndjamena.

In a statement issued on Friday, Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Al-Sayala said his country is resolved to provide its expertise to promote cooperation to protect the joint borders in order to achieve peace, security, good-neighbourliness and economic and social development.

26 Feb 2018 description
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February 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar) led by Malik Agar said it has discussed with the Chadian President Idris Deby efforts to achieve peace in Sudan.

In a statement seen by Sudan Tribune Friday, SPLM-N Agar spokesperson said a delegation including the Movement chairman Malik Agar, deputy chairman Yasser Arman and member of the leadership council Jar al-Nabi Abas visited N’Djamena from 13 to 22 February.

He pointed out that the delegation met with President Deby and a number of the Chadian officials.

23 Jan 2018 description
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January 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday said the governance and administration sector at the Council of Ministers have approved the tripartite agreement on the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad.

On 31 May 2017, Sudan, Chad and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) signed two separate tripartite agreements on the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad and Chadian refugees from Sudan.

The agreements provide that any repatriation should be voluntary and on the basis of well-informed consent.

16 Oct 2017 description
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October 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Dozens of Sudanese families refugees in Chad have recently returned to West Darfur state, announced the commissioner for voluntary return on Sunday

Darfur Commissioner for Voluntary Return, Taj al-din Ibrahim al-Tahir, said dozens of families that were in eastern Chad returned and resettled to Beida area in the state of West Darfur.

Al-Tahir said the Office of Voluntary Return is working in coordination with the state authorities to provide the needed support to the returnees.

29 Apr 2016 description
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By Eric Reeves

There are more than 20 million refugees worldwide—and half of them are children. Moreover, according to the UN High Commission for refugees, 86 percent of these refuges are in “countries considered economically less developed.” But international attention has focused disproportionately on the plight of those from the historical Levant, who continue to turn up in various wealthy European countries that have the power to shape international news and perceptions.

26 Sep 2015 description
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September 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - An Egyptian security official Saturday said the authorities rescued 174 illegal immigrants, mostly Sudanese as they were heading to Europe on a boat, 47 nautical miles north west of Mersa Matruh.

Egypt’s al-Youm al-Sabi’i daily newspaper quoted the director of security in Mersa Matruh, Maj. Gen. Hashim Lutfi, as saying that the rescued immigrants include 23 Egyptians and 151 from nine other countries.

16 Jul 2014 description
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July 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government is stepping up its efforts to meet pledges made by president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir to end tribal conflicts in the country by the end of the year.

A reconciliation conference between Hamar and Ma’alia tribes will be held on July 23 in Al Foula town in West Kordofan state. The presidency also called for making arrangements to hold a similar conference between Ma’alia and Rizeigat tribes on August 10.

13 May 2013 description
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May 12, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - A former Darfur rebel faction has announced the death of its leader Mohamed Bashar and his deputy, Suleiman Arko, saying they were killed during an attack carried out by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) inside Chad near the Sudanese border.

Bashar, who led a splinter JEM faction, was returning to Darfur from the Chadian capital before heading to Khartoum to start the implementation of a peace deal he signed with the government in Doha on 6 April.

22 May 2012 description
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21 May, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Interior Minister Ibrahim Ahmad Mahmoud has revealed that their estimates on the number of Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries are vastly different from those of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Speaking at a session of the council of states in the capital Khartoum on Monday, Mahmoud said that his ministry estimates the number of Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries to be in the region of 244,000.

02 Apr 2012 description
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April 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese refugees dismissed reports alleging that thousands have returned voluntarily from eastern Chad camps to Darfur region since the signing of the Doha Peace Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) in July 2011.

The director of Sudna’s High Commission for Refugees, Mohamed Abdallah stated last week stated that at least 100.000 Sudanese refugees returned to West Darfur state as result of the joint efforts exerted by Sudan and Chad.

16 Mar 2012 description
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March 16, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) will hold a conference for the internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees next month before to set out plans to organise the voluntary return to their villages.

Speaking with Sudan Tribune from Nyala where he chairs the first preparatory meeting for the conference, Tadjadine Bechir Niam, DRA Minister of Reconstruction, Development and Infrastructure stressed they want to associate the IDPs in the process and take in consideration their concern.

07 Dec 2011 description
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December 6, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Tijani el-Sissi, chairman of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) said today in Khartoum that peace in Darfur depends on the return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees to their place of origin or choice and closure of IDPs camps in Darfur.

Sissi, who signed the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) last July returned from Washington where he attended a workshop on peace in Darfur. His group, Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) is also preparing to participate in the national and Darfur governments.

16 Aug 2011 description
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August 15, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese and Ugandan governments have agreed that rebel groups in Darfur region and northern Uganda particularly the Lord Resistance Army are negative forces threatening the regional stability.

Uganda since the beginning of this year started hosting Darfur rebel groups, after accusing Sudan of supporting LRA rebels of Joseph Koni who refused to sign a peace deal brokered by South Sudan.

30 Jul 2011 description
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July 29, 2011 (KHARTOUM) —The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) voiced their deep concern over a deal to return Sudanese refugees from the neighbouring Chad to Darfur saying necessary security and humanitarian conditions not yet met.

Chad is hosting over 250,000 thousands Sudanese from different parts of Darfur residing since 2003 in 12 camps run by the UN refugee agency HCR in the eastern part of the country .

28 Oct 2010 description
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October 28, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - A new group of Chadian rebels left Darfur region yesterday to Chad in implementation of security arrangements ending proxy war between the two countries.

The sixth batch composed of 60 rebels flied to Ndjamena from El-Fasher the capital of North Darfur on Wednesday evening. Also, the seventh group, according to the official SUNA should leave on Thursday.

Sudan and Chad agreed last January to end proxy war and to stop their support to the rebel groups.

11 Oct 2010 description
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October 11, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - The fourth batch of Chadian rebels left Darfur heading to Chad from El-Fasher the capital of North Darfur state, a Sudanese government sponsored news service reported.

The Sudanese Media Center said on Sunday that some 171 elements from a rebel umbrella called the Union of Resistance Forces (URF) accepted voluntarily to return home.